The freedom of riding your bike is one life’s great pleasures and is something to be encouraged.
But regardless of whether you’re new to the bike, returning after a break or have many years experience, our advanced riding courses can make you a better rider and bring even greater enjoyment to your ride.
The statistics speak for themselves – in a recent IAM study, participants said that after joining the IAM and completing the Skills for Life course:
It all starts with a quick call or email to Helen, our Group Secretary, to register your interest.
Alternatively, we meet almost every Sunday morning at St Michaels Street petrol station at 10am – please pop along for a chat to one of our observers to find out more about joining up as an associate member.
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Call – 07707 035518
My reasons for taking the Skill for Life were both professional and personal.
During my work as Procurator Fiscal for Dumfries and Kirkcudbright, I am afraid that I saw the results of bad driving on our local roads. We have a high proportion of road traffic deaths and each case marks the waste of a life and the tragic consequences which that has for families and friends. Anything which can be done to raise the standard of driving among drivers of all ages can only help. I am convinced that the IAM approach can improve driving and help reduce the damage caused by bad driving in Dumfries and Galloway.
From a personal point of view, I realised that I had picked up a number of bad habits in 25 years of driving. The Skill for Life programme has helped me to review the way I drive and take steps to get rid of my bad habits. It has not been easy, but it has been very worthwhile.” – John